UFC 117 | Matt Hughes vs Ricardo AlmeidaCategory: MMA
One of the most dominant UFC fighters ever and inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on May 2010, former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes returns to continue his path towards regaining the title.
At UFC 117: Silva vs Sonnen, Hughes faces Ricardo “Big Dog” Almeida; Renzo Gracie’s student whom he beat at UFC 112.
The event is scheduled on August 7, 2010 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA.
American Matt Hughes (44 wins-7 losses, 15 KOs/19 submissions) is one of the most complete MMA fighters ever having shown the ability to finish fights stand-up or on the ground. Only 10 of his fights managed to go the distance and most of them, he won unanimously.
He is a former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, has put together two separate six-fight winning streaks in the UFC, has defended the welterweight belt a record seven times and and holds the record for most wins in the UFC with 17.
Brazilian Ricardo Almeida (12 wins-3 losses, 4 submissions) is a Renzo Gracie protegee hoping to avenge his master’s loss to Hughes.
You can’t count out Hughes yet. He has been winning for years with his versatility. I can’t see how Almeida can win over him.
I predict a submission win in the 3rd Round for Math Hughes here.
UPDATE: UFC 117 has wrapped up! Check out the UFC 117 results to know who won!
The Matt Hughes vs Ricardo Almeida fight video is posted in the link below: